Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cosmos-Maya’s WowKidz goes regional with 10 Indian languages


Cosmos Maya, India’s largest animation production company is redefining the way Indian audience is consuming animated content. The company’s bouquet of 28 YouTube channels under umbrella brand WowKidz now has its content available in all major languages, namely Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Haryanvi, along with Hindi and English.

Though the foray has been recent, videos on Gujarati and Bengali channels have more than a million hits in less than 2 weeks. Children have been deprived of content in their mother tongue for long and WowKidz has been able to bridge that gap. The move gives the diaspora audience, which constitutes a large percentage of WowKidz’s 21 million subscribers, an opportunity to ‘Go Back to the Roots’.

 Kids in India, over the years have been watching foreign shows. The country’s mobile and data revolutions have given the masses a great opportunity. YouTube in particular, has been a big winner in this regard. Building on this, Cosmos Maya is changing the landscape of Indian animation industry by providing homegrown animation content to the Indian viewers and is also gaining traction internationally.

Anish Mehta, CEO Cosmos-Maya said, “We now provide content to millions of Indian children in their preferred language. They have given us a rousing reception and we will not stop until the length and breath of the country is covered. Wherever there is internet and smartphone penetration, there will be WowKidz providing best in class entertainment in the language of choice. Today we have 10 Indian languages. 10 more will be added in due course. Even the Indian diaspora audiences are rejoicing as WowKidz has given them an avenue to reconnect with their Indian roots and inculcate in children the goodness of their culture.”  

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Admissions To the MBBS Batch of ALTBalaji’s ‘MEDICALLY YOURRS’ Open Now


The wait seems to be over as ALTBalaji has launched its most-awaited offering Medically Yourrs.  The web-series showcases the struggles of  medical students, the challenges, the pressures of not just performance but simply surviving and what it really takes to be a doctor! Since the first look of the show has been revealed, it has become the talk of the town with netizens buzzing with conversations and putting it on top of everyone’s ‘must watch’ list.  The wait comes to an end as this 10 episode series is now available for binge-watch on the ALTBalaji app.

This medical college drama, Medically Yourrs revolves around Abir Basu, played by Shantanu Maheshwari. Born in the family of doctors, he lives under the immense pressure of proving himself worthy in the eyes of his doctor father. While Nityaami Shirke, plays the role of Nibedita a total geek, a complete contrast to the character she had played in ALTBalaji’s PM Selfiewallie. Abir’s other friends, Vishesh who aims to be a doctor anyhow, Lolly who just doesn’t care about anything but interestingly is the narrator of the show and Pallav who is a state topper but has put tremendous pressure on himself are together fighting the battle of trying to sail through with the final year of MBBS.

The dashing and debonair heartthrob Shantanu Maheshwari, on playing the protagonist Abir shared, “This is a very different character that I am playing. Abir has actually given me a glimpse into the real life of medical students, something I have never even imagined. I’m very excited about the web-series as I am taking up an acting project after long, something I was actually missing.  I had a great time working with the entire cast and crew. The entire unit has been very hard working and the off-screen chemistry  between the entire cast will definitely reflect on screen.”

What makes it an interesting watch is Abir’s struggle to be a topper by defeating the current class topper Nibedita, by hook or by crook  and the situations he puts himself in order to beat his rival.

Far from the mainstream medical college caged with dilemma and tensions, Medically Yourrs will actually reveal the world that lies beyond it. A world where friendship, love, competition, passion, and dreams exist in unison. The show also features actors Bijay Anand, Shubhaavi Choksey, Ivan Rodrigues in pivotal roles. Filled with lots of real-life instances of what MBBS students go through,  the web-series is sure to take the audience on a ride full of aspirations, surprises, fun and emotions.

Medically Yourrs is streaming now. To binge watch the series, download and subscribe to ALTBalaji app!

When Salman and Arbaz Khan feared facing their family revealed on The Kapil Sharma Show



In the upcoming episode of Sony Entertainment Television’s The Kapil Sharma Show, everyone’s loved superstar Salman Khan will be gracing the show along with Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif to promote their upcoming movie, Bharat. During the shoot, both the actors revealed some unknown facts about the lives and careers which kept the audiences engaged throughout. 

During the show, Salman Khan happened to narrate a very funny incident from his childhood which signified the word, ‘Trouble’ all over. One day, all the three brothers were watching the movie, ‘Tarzan’ while playing a game that involved stones.  Salman Khan got so involved in the game that the stone hit his brother Sohail very badly. Not meaning to do it intentionally, the Bollywood King at that time was scared as he could not imagine how his father will deal with the situation if she saw what happened. 

Salman shared, “Long time back, we three were watching the movie ‘Tarzan’ and playing a game that involved stones. I got so engrossed in the game that accidentally, I threw the stone at Sohail who was very young at the time. He went behind the dustbin and within a few seconds, started bleeding profusely.” Salman further adds, “Arbaaz and I got so scared thinking about how badly the family, especially our father will scold us.” 

Continuing the endless gossips further in the show, Salman and Katrina will be seen playing a quiz with Kapil Sharma where Kapil will try to find out how well does Katrina know Salman.

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to complete a decade this year, to celebrate “Courage” at its central theme



Indian Film Festival of Melbourne was incepted in 2010 and was founded by its director, Mitu Bhowmick Lange. Mitu has had an illustrious career spanning across production-filmmaking and has been the pioneering force behind the festival. In 2012 the Victorian government and Film Victoria board officially backed the festival. Since its inception, the festival has grown; pillar-to-pillar attracting some of the most celebrated Indian films over the past decade to the festival and has hosted some of the biggest Indian stars from the subcontinent. 2019 is a big year for the festival as it completes a decade and this year the festival will take place from August 8th to August 17th.

IFFM has not only grown from a small compact festival into a major annual cultural event in Melbourne but has also been honoured with some major accolades and has officially become the largest Indian festival in the southern hemisphere.  The festival in its 10 years of existence has seen the who’s who of Indian cinema in attendance, from Amitabh Bachchan to Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut, Rajkumar Hirani, Kabir Khan, Nikhil Advani, Rani Mukerji, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao, Freida Pinto, Richa Chadha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ali Fazal and many others.

Each year the festival celebrates a core theme and in 2019 the theme of the festival has been selected to be courage. Courage as a term has come to be true to the cinema, especially in the last few years. Be it on screen and off, Indian cinema’s content has chosen to tell stories of subjects, which have been brave, tough and have given us some heroic icons. The theme is in lieu with a celebration of this element of modern day cinema, which will be celebrated at the 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Will Smith thanks singer Badshah for Aladdin Hindi song



Disney India is all set to take local audiences on a magical journey to a whole new world this summer. Disney’s Aladdin, a thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the most-loved animated classic flies into theatres in India on 24th May 2019. 

Now, with the re-imagination of the timeless songs, melodious music, classic romance and spellbinding magic, Disney’s Aladdin promises to be a perfect entertainer again. To add more magic in the live-action adaptation for the regional audiences, Badshah has created an exciting promotional song and music video for the live-action adaptation. And the song has been released now by Disney India, titled 'Sab Sahi Hai Bro', and it is everything one would expect from Badshah and friendship goals!! 

Well, superstar Will Smith who plays Genie in the Hollywood version has seen the song in Japan and finds it great! He has thanked the singer and also spoke on Bollywood!

Here is what he has to say on Badshah's original Hindi composition for Aladdin.

"Badshah, great work man....that is beautiful...looking at the things you shot against what is in the movie.......that is some good production you got going on there!! Its funny when we were making the sequence,  what I kept saying to Guy (Director), it gotta be Bollywood level man....don't let the sequence not be Bollywood level! You know I always wanted to be in a Bollywood dance number this is beautiful man....thank you!!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Chandan Roy Sanyal is joined by Vikram Kochchar in a Sci Fi Web-series on environment, Hawa Badle Hassu



Chandan Roy Sanyal lands the lead & titular role of ‘Hassu’in the upcoming Sci Fi web-series on environment, entitled Hawa Badle Hassu and incidentally the series also marks Chandan’s debut in a lead role in the web series space. The power house actor is joined by the very talented Vikram Kochchar (Nana Saheb of Manikarnika & Mathu of Sacred Games) in an interesting and meaty role.

The series is slated to be an Environmental thriller, which starts off as a slice of life will eventually take a larger-than-life spin and Hassu’s character essayed by Chandan Roy Sanyal will evolve in tandem. Season 1 of Hawa Badle Hassu is slated to stream on Sony Liv and based on audience’s response, the series will expand further. It is being directed by Saptaraj-Shiva and co- written by Protiqe Mojoomdar who is also the Producer of the series.

Chandan’s Hassu is the protagonist and a humorous do-gooder Autowallah. Hassu drives around in the unprotected thick polluted air every work day yet he is driving on the least polluting fuel (CNG)! That’s why he becomes an interesting crusader for the environment and our planet, which is the heart of the idea.But, from the shadows of his regular light-hearted existence on the roads, springs a conspiracy that reveals his true mission, to the audience as well as to his character.

Talking about his character, lead actor Chandan Roy Sanyal said, “Playing Hassu was quite challenging as he defies the stereotype. An auto-rickshaw driver comes from a different background altogether roughing it out in the city, trying to make both ends meet, toiling day and night to gather up  frugal savings to send back home.  This is the usual image we have in mind. Hassu on the contrary has a lot of worldly wisdom. He has a lot of knowledge especially on environment and lectures his passengers on a more sustainable earth. Now this is something you don’t get everyday. The contrast per se is where the challenge lies. A lot had to be extracted from imagination, yet hinged on reality. I also went driving around Versova early morning, to get my rickshaw riding and body language right with the real auto rickshaw driver, sitting behind in a role reversal (chuckles)”.

Vikram Kochhar’s character comes from the other end of the spectrum. He portrays a suit-clad businessman prowling around town and adding to the intrigue quotient of the series as it progresses, he is one of Hassu’s passengers. Chandan’s and VIkram’s scenes together make for a treat to the audience.

Talking about the series, Handyyman’s Protiqe Mojoomder, Co-writer and Producer of the Series, stated, “This is a thoroughbred original idea with no reference points and so topical and urgent, that you're surprised that very few are speaking or writing about it. Also come to think of it, Sci- Fi in our country is absolutely underexplored even on 70 mm, let alone the digital medium. Both the aspects-the platform and the idea of Hawa Badle Hassu are unique, because we are telling a tale that envisages actually saving Planet Earth from human beings and issues created by them (not aliens). It is also a genre bender with the way the climax pans out. I’m really pleased to be a part of such a refreshing project and hopeful of a really relevant conversation-starter”.

Dish TV India brings to life the best plays from around the world, launches ‘Rangmanch Active’ with Zee Theatre



In continuation of its efforts to widen its content offering, Dish TV India Limited launches ‘Rangmanch Active’ – an ad-free theatre-on-demand service for both its brands; DishTV and d2h. ‘Rangmanch Active’, is a unique service in partnership with Zee Theatre, a business vertical of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd that brings close to 100 theatre plays with a variety of actors, stories and genres to the doorsteps of consumers. The service is available to all subscribers free for the first 7 days upon subscription and post that at INR 75 per month only on channel no. 356 on DishTV & 214 on d2h.

Under Rangmanch Active service, the audience can enjoy performances from the best of India’s theatre artists such as Sumona Chakravarti, Jim Sarbh, Ratan Rajput, Ira Dubey, Sonali Kulkarni, Vikram Gokhale, Varun Badola, Ashish Vidyarthi and many others. Popular Indian theatre shows such as Purush, Sakharam Binder, Chokher Bali, Vaastav, Hamidabai Ki Kothi and many more will be available on the newly launched active service.

Along with Indian plays, viewers can also enjoy adaptations of renowned international plays such as Pygmalion, Magnificent 7, Counter Offence, Raid and Kansas that were handpicked from countries like USA, UK and Hungary. Besides plays, viewers can watch unseen backstage stories, exclusive interviews with theatre veterans and much more.

Commenting on the launch of this exciting new service, Mr. Anil Dua, Executive Director & Group CEO, Dish TV India Limited, said, “Entertainment industry in India is going through an evolution and is seeing a rise in story-telling. Our new service is aimed at bringing our audiences closer to the classical format of entertainment i.e theatre plays, on both our platforms. We’re excited to partner with ZEE Theatre to bring to life the best of theatre plays on television screens across the country.”

Commenting on the occasion, Ms. Shailja Kejriwal, Chief Creative Officer – Special Projects, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. said, “Currently, India is at the crossroads of a content revolution, bringing together technology and storytelling and taking inspiring and pertinent art forms to people. At Zee Theatre we are not only reviving forgotten Indian stories but also bringing contemporary narratives to newer audiences. Our partnership with Dish TV India Ltd is another milestone in our journey to bring the country’s most pertinent stories to it’s most popular medium.”

‘Rangmanch Active’, a 24x7 service will be available at just INR 75 per month in both Hindi and English languages. Additionally, the service will be available for a free preview trial period for 7 days.

Nakkash shows human values and brotherhood-Zaigham Imam



The trailer of the upcoming Hindi film Nakkash was launched on 8th May, 2019 at the Cinepolis, Andheri-West, Mumbai. After receiving the green signal from the censor board, the trailer of the film was made available to all. The Director Zaigham Imam, producers Pawan Tiwari, Govind Goyal, Inaamulhaq, Sharib Hashmi, Harminder Singh, Editor Prakash Jha, Piyush Singh, Music director Aman Pant at the event. A well known actor-director Tigmanshu Dhulia was also there to grace the event.

Under the banner of ‘AB Infosoft Creation, Jalsa Pictures & Padmaja Productions’, the film is helmed by the award winning director Zaigham Imam and is produced by Pawan Tiwari & Govind Goyal. Zaigham Imam is also one of the producers of the film. The film’s star cast includes Inaamul Haq, Sharib Hashmi, Kumud Mishra, Rajesh Sharma, Pawan Tiwari, Harminder Singh Alag, Gulki Joshi, Sidharth Bhardwaj, Shobhna Bhardwaj, Simala Prasad, Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya as well as Anil Rastogi. The music has been crafted by Manan Mishra and Aman Panth is the music director. Sumit Mishra is the art director of the film, Prakash Jha is the editor and Asit Biswas did the cinematographer of the film. The film will be distributed by Mates Entertainment and will be released by Golden Ratio Films.
Nakkash is a socio-political drama shot in the backdrop of Varanasi.

Nakkash deals in uniqueness of love towards the mankind and its generosity. It follows the religion of love and forgets the race of religions which had been started by humans only. It teaches to leave the hatred and to follow the path of peace & love. God and Allah are the same; your work is your God. So follow it with a complete passion.

Nakkash is the story of an artist named Alla Rakha Siddiqui, who is a widower in present Varanasi and lives with his only son Mohammad. Alla Rakha is a muslim man who works on the designs and engraves the idols of Gods in the temple. Everyone in his community looks down upon him and also his son, Mohammad gets refusal for Madrasa admission because of Alla’s profession.
The trustee of the temple, Bhagwandas Tripathi aka Vendanti ji supports Alla a lot as he respects his art & creativity, which he believes is given to him by God.
Soon, Alla gains popularity as a symbol of accord with a news article for which Munna, an aspirant politician loses his election ticket. What happens to Alla, a cast-off from his commune and disdained from Munna is the tale of NAKKASH ‘The Craftsman’.

On this occasion, Director Zaigham Imam said that "Today! When the controversy arises on the right to speak, the film Nakkash shows the real scenario of human values and the brotherhood in the country. The film has realistic views of Hindu –Muslims relationship. Being a Muslim, I want to say on this forum that this country is mine as much as its of a person who belongs to any other religion and I have never experienced any religious discrimination in my entire life.”
On this occasion, Piyush Singh of Golden Ratio Films said that "We are very impressed with the film Nakkash and will always promote such films which have message and which vocalise the brotherhood & human values.

Netflix partners with OnePlus



Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service has partnered with premium smartphone brand OnePlus. The association is based on the common philosophy of a community and member-first approach to deliver an incredible Netflix viewing experience on the much awaited OnePlus 7 Pro. The HDR supported razor sharp display of OnePlus 7 Pro will set new standards in mobile viewing of content, giving Netflix fans an immersive viewing experience.

Celebrating this association, Netflix released two posters from their much-awaited original series Sacred Games Season 2. The posters are shot on OnePlus 7 Pro and demonstrate its industry leading camera capabilities. The stunning posters capture the iconic intensity of the two most loved Sacred Games characters - Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) and Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). Netflix also gave fans a sneak peek into the series by releasing a behind-the-scenes video, also shot on the OnePlus 7 Pro. Click here to view the BTS. 

“Through incredible devices like the OnePlus 7 Pro, consumers increasingly are able to enjoy an amazing viewing experience on Netflix. We are thrilled to celebrate the epic fandom of Sacred Games with posters and a behind-the-scenes video shot on the OnePlus 7 Pro," said Jerome Bigio, Director-Partner Marketing, APAC, Netflix. 


“OnePlus continues to look for innovative ways to engage and bring unique experiences to our community. We are excited to partner with Netflix and Sacred Games Season 2 to creatively showcase the impressive capabilities of OnePlus 7 Pro. We can’t wait to unveil more about the product and the partnership at the launch event,” said Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India. 

Featuring a powerful three camera set-up and exquisite craftsmanship, OnePlus will launch its latest flagship smartphone on May 14, 2019 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre. 

About OnePlus India: 
OnePlus is a global mobile technology company challenging conventional concepts of technology. Created around the “Never Settle” mantra, OnePlus creates exquisitely designed devices with premium build quality and high-performance hardware. OnePlus thrives on cultivating strong bonds and growing together with its community of users and fans. For more information, please visit oneplus.in.

About Netflix:
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

‘Panasonic Cricket Dil Se’ with Ranbir Kapoor



A day dedicated to cricket, fun activities and lots of josh, ‘Panasonic Cricket Dil Se’ continued the cricket mania by giving the children of NGOs an exciting VR cricket experience.     The evening saw Bollywood superstar, Ranbir Kapoor interacting and playing with young minds and boosting the spirit of sports in them. On the occasion, Panasonic along with Ranbir Kapoor presented Panasonic television sets to their NGO partners in an effort to broaden entertainment and knowledge opportunities of the children. Panasonic is giving away 100 television sets to NGOs engaged in working towards improving child welfare across various cities.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Sarthak Seth, Chief Marketing Officer, Panasonic India said, “Through this initiative, we wanted to spread the love for cricket and is a step towards uniting children with the world of entertainment and knowledge through Panasonic's offerings. We, as a brand, truly believe in creating lasting moments and bringing them to life just like Panasonic TV’s do.”

Speaking on the initiative, Ms. Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs & CSR, Panasonic India said, “At Panasonic, we are committed to creating a better life and a better world by contributing meaningfully to people’s lives and the development of the communities through our concurred efforts. We are working with children and youth through various Panasonic CSR programmes focussed towards education and skill development. Through this initiative, we intend to extend opportunities via our NGO partners, to the children of India with entertainment and knowledge solutions to broaden their horizons.”


Joining the cause, Ranbir Kapoor said, “It has been an exciting journey to be associated with Panasonic family for the past 10 years. It is a great initiative by the brand that not only encourages the sporting spirit in children but also gives them an opportunity to enhance their learning.”

The event encouraged the sporting spirit as it engaged the children in a friendly cricket match. The winners were felicitated with special trophies which were given away by Ranbir Kapoor. To make their day even more special, Ranbir surprised them by giving them special cricket bats which were exclusively signed by actor himself.

About Panasonic India
Panasonic makes available in India & South Asia its wide range of consumer electronics, home appliances like LED & DVD players, Home Theatre Systems, Cameras, Camcorders, Car Audio Systems, Air Conditioners, Washing Machines, Refrigerators, Microwave Ovens, Automatic Cookers, Vacuum Cleaners  and an extensive range of system products including communication like Phones, High Definition Videoconferencing, Professional Audio Video products like Broadcast Cameras, Projectors and Displays, Business Solutions including Printers, Whiteboards and Security solutions. The company currently has a workforce of about 18,000 in India & South Asia. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand in India, please visit: http://panasonic.co.in.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

CRICKETING LEGEND BRETT LEE UNVEILS THE FRANCHISE MODEL FOR GIANT INDIA- ELEMENT RETAIL




                  LAUNCHES A BRAND NEW RANGE OF PRODUCTS

Former Australian cricket champion Brett Lee unveiled the franchise model for world’s leading bicycle brand, Giant India – Element Retail, along with a brand new limited edition range of cycles. Recognized as one of the world’s fastest bowlers, Brett Lee has earned a name for himself as a champion and high-performing player. His excellent performance on and off the field makes him a perfect fit for Giant- a brand reputed for its range of high quality performance bicycles

Element Retail hosted a meet-and-greet at Giant’s flagship store in the city where Brett Lee unveiled Giant’s new pan India franchise module. This module is designed to increase the brand’s visibility and presence across the country.

Element Retail got the distribution license for Giant bicycles in India in August 2018 and launched its first flagship store in Mumbai and since then they have been spreading quite well Pan India. Founded by Aditya Bafna and Varun Bagadiya in 2013, Element Retail has been steadily growing their portfolio in the fitness segment and has brands like Asics, Speedo, Jockey, and Apple.

Being a fitness enthusiast, Brett Lee believes that cycling should be a part of everyone’s routine. Commenting on his collaboration with Giant Bicycle, Lee commented, “I have always believed that a lifestyle built around fitness is something that everybody should adopt. Giant is synonymous around the world for its high quality, performance bicycles and I’m excited to partner with them and encourage everybody in India to pedal their way to fitness. And cycling is a great and fun way of integrating exercise into one’s daily routine.”

Sharing his thoughts on the same, Aditya Bafna, Managing Director, Element Retail Pvt Ltd quoted, “I am very excited on Giant’s collaboration with one the fastest bowler’s in the world and a fitness pioneer across the globe. Any sport including cricket is driven by fitness and with this association we aim to foster cycling as a culture of fitness among the youth of our nation.”

About Giant: 
Giant is the world’s leading brand of high quality bicycles and cycling gear. They are builders and innovators, but are also a global community of cyclists. Since 1972, Giant has combined craftsmanship, technology and innovative design to create the ultimate cycling experience for all riders, casual to competitive. Through its products, people and retail partners, Giant inspires passion for cycling all around the world. https://www.giant-bicycles.com/global

About Element Retail:
Element Retail was founded in 2013 and since inception has been steadily growing. They have brands such as Asics, Speedo, Apple & Jockey in their portfolio. Element Retail was the first franchise player to introduce exclusive outlets of Asics and is also one of the topmost retailers for Speedo. The brand is a steadfast player in the fitness retail segment and continues to grow bringing a number of international brands to the Indian market.
http://www.elementretail.in/

ZEE5 invites you to Discover Mumbai Heritage through the Hutatma walk organized by Khaki Tours


Unveil the hidden stories of old Bombay this Saturday by joining Khaki tours for a walk which will start from Asiatic Society and end at the Hutatma Chowk, Flora Fountain, Mumbai.

During the walk the host will share information about the history and heritage of Mumbai. The troop will walk through relevant places and discover how Bombay was created with plugins to the show.

The walk will unravel mysteries of various sites like the Horniman Circle, the first museum, the fulcrum of Opium Trade, Queen’s declaration of 1858, Church of ‘Churchgate’, monument of the White God to name a few.


When: Saturday, May 11, 2018

Where: Assembly at the steps of Asiatic Society

Timing: 7.159.00 am

RSVP: bit.ly/HutatmaPhotoWalk

Monday, May 6, 2019


On Tagore’s 158th Birth Anniversary, EPIC Makes It’s Award Winning Series ‘Stories By Rabindranath Tagore’ Available in Three Languages on EPIC On
Directed By Ace Director AnuragBasu, The Series Features RadhikaApte, SumeetVyas, Amrita Puri and Music By Arijit Singh, Shaan and ShalmaliKholgade
Mumbai 7 May, 2019:Since it first premiered on EPIC Channel, ‘Stories By Rabindranath Tagore’ was a runaway hit with overwhelming response from viewers and critics alike.

To make it accessible by a larger audience, EPIC will make the entire series available in two more languages – English and Tamil; in addition to the original Hindi for streaming as premium content only on EPIC On, starting 7th May.

7th May marks the 158th birth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winning litterateur and the 26 episode series based on stories penned by India’s finest literarystalwart is a true ode to Tagore. Not only in India but also globally, Tagore is in himself an institution, and the series is an effort to further Tagore’s works and make them accessible and relatable for generations to come. The viewers can watch the series in the language of their choice only on EPIC ON.

Speaking about the special content line-up, Akul Tripathi, Head – Content & Programming,EPIC, said, “Tagore’s stories may be based in Bengal; but are universal in appeal and timeless in their relevance. EPIC has always endeavoured to tell India’s stories and it’s a privilege to be able to present these in English and Tamil and have them discovered by new viewers.”


Web favorites Radhika Apte, Sumeet Vyas, Amrita Puriare among a host of popular actors who portray delicately written characters of various shades in this show directed by Anurag Basu. Known for his stylistic directorial flair, and exploration of interpersonal conflicts, and characters in a story, Basu’s re-imagination of the stories is a clever mix of nostalgia, charm, and emotions.

EPIC On is EPIC channel’s OTT platform available across platforms such as Android, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick and Xiaomi, showcasing exclusive and original Indian content. EPIC ON along with EPIC TV are part of the IN10 Media Group.
About IN10 MEDIA


IN10 Media is a network with diverse offerings in the media and entertainment sector. With deeply entrenched roots in the creative community and a long association with premium content, the brands in its folds—including EPIC, DocuBay, and Showbox cover every aspect of the content life-cycle across platforms. Led by entrepreneur, Aditya Pittie, IN10 Media has its efforts focused on building world-class brands. www.in10media.com

Sanjay Dutt wants his kids to grow up without any pressure



Sanjay Dutt wants his kids to grow up without any pressure on them. Shahran and Iqra both bagged gold medals at their inter-school swimming competition. The actor and his wife have been veterans of the sport, themselves. The couple wants their children to live a normal life and not grow up with any pressure and attention as star kids.

Over the years, the actor has been tremendously successful in casting great impacts with his choice of roles. The year has started for the actor on a great note and he has already got six movies in the pipeline. The actor is expected to be seen acing them with his distinctive style and dedication.

As the first character came up on the screen with Kalank, the audience and critics alike have had appreciation for his powerful, impactful and strong performance pouring in from all places.

The actor has a busy schedule this year. The ball has already set rolling with the first release of the year and has two more releases awaiting this year. The actor is also busy shooting for his forthcoming projects in which the audience will get to witness various shades of Sanjay Dutt.

The actor is leaving no stone unturned to ace every character coming his way. For the period drama, Sanjay Dutt sports a bald look and has undergone multiple costumes and look trials to attain the perfect embodiment.

With multiple films lined up, Sanjay Dutt is one of the busiest actors in the business. Big budgeted films like Shamshera, Kalank, Panipat, Bhuj: The Pride of India, Prasthanam, Sadak 2 amongst others make a list of his upcoming films.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Inspector Chingum launch



MotuPatlu’s most popular characternow in his own show on Disney’s Hungama TV
Cosmos-Maya launches massively popular ‘Inspector Chingum’ on Disney’s Hungama TVSummer has come early for millions of kids in India. Cosmos-Mayahaslaunched ‘Inspector Chingum’, an eponymousspin-off of the popular ‘MotuPatlu’ franchise on TV. Fans of the character can watch the show on Disney’s Hungama TV 29th April onwards.
The show was launched on Amazon Prime Video last summer and has been doing well on the platform. Disney has therefore been successful in leveraging the placement of the show.

The very popular Inspector Chingumis one of the characters from Cosmos-Maya’sMotuPatlu and has been featured in more than 400 episodes of the series.Kids have loved him for 7 years and now he has his own show. This 52 episodeseries will have a 22-minute run time for each episode.

Chingum, inspired by Superstar Rajinikanth, has a heart of gold, helps everyone in need and carries out his duties with immense diligence. His misadventures make the character both comical and action oriented.

Each episode of the serieswill feature funky rap songs by Baba Sehgal, one of the pioneers of Indian rap. Cosmos-Maya has also acquired from T-series, the rightsto some of Bollywood’s popular dance numberslike‘Lungi Dance’ and ‘Hudd Hudd Dabangg’.

Speaking on the development, Anish Mehta, CEO Cosmos Mayasaid, “The show boasts of a never seen before animation style. We have pushed the envelope of 3D animation quality with Inspector Chingum. Kids in the 200 million odd TV households are in for a real treat this summer.”

SuhasKadav, Chief Creative Officer, Cosmos-Maya and creator of the show added, “Inspector Chingum has a very lovable persona and is one of the most popular characters on MotuPatlu. He exudes charm, is comical and goes about fighting crime. These are just some of things that make his character very aspirational and endearing.”

About Cosmos Maya:
Founded by internationally acclaimed Indian filmmakers Ketan Mehta and DeepaSahi, Cosmos-Maya is a Singapore and India based Animation Company that produces high quality 3D as well as 2D animation content. KKR backed Emerald Media, a Pan-Asia platform established by the leading global investment firm, for investments in the media and entertainment sector, has a controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya.
Cosmos-Maya boasts of a state of the art studio located in the heart of the Indian entertainment industry - the picturesque Film City in Mumbai. It has expanded to other locations in Mumbai and Hyderabad, with a total area across its studio facilities in excess of 70,000 sq ft. The company primarily focuses on creating IPs in the kids’ animation space and is presently working on multiple Indian animation TV series with all the leading linear & non-linear broadcasters. As a leading producer of some of the most successful shows in the space, the studio presently has 13 shows on air and 10 under production. Cosmos-Maya holds a distinct record for consistent delivery of popular Indian animation content and has produced an unprecedented 35000 minutes of original animated content in the last 5 years, comprising over 1500 half hour episodes.

With its launch in 1996, Cosmos-Maya pioneered the art and technology of Animation & Visual Effects in India. Over the last 20 years, the company has delivered award winning animated content, VFX work and game cinematics for global leaders like BBC, Disney, Google, EA among others and its work has fetched several awards at BAFTA, IFTA and Pulcinella to name a few.
Cosmos-Maya’s animation IP bank is highly popular globally among the Indian Diaspora. The bouquet of its YouTube channels under the umbrella brand, WowKidz is one of the fastest growing kids’ platforms from Asia. These channels cumulatively boast of a subscriber base of over 20 Million and total view count of over 10 Billion views as on Apr 2019.

‘Chale Aana’ From De De Pyaar De Is Sure To Tug At Your Heartstrings



The upcoming rom-com De De Pyaar De has created quite a buzz ever since the makers have released the rib-tickling trailer of the film. While the movie may appear to be all fun and frolic, it does have moments that tug at your heartstrings, and the latest track from the film — ‘Chale Aana’ beautifully encapsulates those moments. 

Picturized on Rakul Preet and Ajay Devgn, and composed by Amaal Mallik, who is known for his soulful melodies, Chale Aana is a heart-melting track that talks about the pain of separation and heartbreak, with a 90s flavour to it. The soul-stirring song comes to life in the melodious voice of Armaan Malik and Kunaal Vermaa’s evocative lyrics justify the mood of the song. 

Speaking about this high-on-emotion track, music director Amaal said, “Akiv (Ali) is very clear as a director, he knows what he wants and believes in pure melody. We cracked the words and lyrics and it brought about a nostalgic 90s feel to the song. Chale Aana is a 90s song in the year 2019, and I’m really happy with what we have achieved. It’s a heartbreak song, but done in the most heroic way, something that suits Ajay sir.”

What’s more, there is an interesting story behind how Chale Aana got penned. Speaking about it, lyricist Kunaal Vermaa said, “I had penned down a few lines when I was going through an emotional turmoil. One night, Amaal called me up asking if I have an emotional song. I sent him these lines, which he loved instantly. Those lines turned into this beautiful song – Chale Aana.”

Chale Aana’s depth and intensity is truly unmatchable, and the song is hitting all the right chords, including that of director Akiv Ali. He said, “Chale Aana is my personal favourite. It comes at a crucial point when there is an upheaval in Ajay and Rakul's relationship. Kunaal's beautifully penned lyrics combined with Amaal Mallik's soul-stirring music and Armaan Malik's haunting voice seamlessly capture the pain of separation and heartbreak. It is an intense track and I am hoping that it touches a chord with everyone.”

We would be surprised if it doesn’t.

Helmed by Akiv Ali, De De Pyaar De, stars Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet and Tabu in lead roles. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg, and is slated to release on May 17, 2019.

Divyaj Foundation announces the Winners of ‘Mitti Ke Sitare’ at the Grand Finale

‘Mitti Ke Sitare’, the celebration of Musical Talent dedicated to the indigent society of Mumbai, hosted the Grand Finale with glitz ...